Weekly Word March 8, 2020

Monday, March 9 – Fourth grade brings in a “breakfast bag” for the Community Soup Kitchen.

See the attached letter from Sister Merris.

Please remember to check the online bulletin on our school website for important daily announcements and updates.


Nonpublic school transportation continues to be problematic for many students with the result being that parents receive aid-in-lieu payments instead of transportation. Parent’s aid-in-lieu does not help in getting their children to and from a nonpublic school because many parents have no alternative other than busing. Our parents are at the mercy of private bus contractors who provide over 85% of nonpublic transportation.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families fully support an increase in the statutory ceiling of $1,000 per pupil for transportation. The increase should at least be $50.00 per pupil in order to have transportation routes run for our students.

Call, write or email the Office of Governor Phil Murphy and ask for the requested increase to $1,050. For more information on this issue, please see the attached form.

Chapter 192 (Compensatory Education) provides remedial instruction in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics for students in nonpublic schools. However, the program service been reduced as a result of an increase in enrollment in the program and the freeze in funding at $995.33 since the 2008-2009 school year.

The amount of time provided for the service has also been decreased since the 2008-2009 school year as a result of costs incurred by the providers of the service.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families fully support this issue in order to remediate children in compensatory education and to increase their success for the future.

Call, write or email the Office of Governor Phil Murphy and indicate that it has been over 10 years since this program has received a statutory increase. The amount listed in the Budget language should be at least $1,100.00 per service in order to provide additional time for the teaching of these three subject areas. For more information on this issue, please see the attached form.


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Assumption School the week of March 22nd – March 26th. This is a great opportunity to purchase Scholastic books for your child and yourself. There will be books ranging from pre-school age to adult. Each grade will have time to shop with their class.

Family Shopping time will be Sunday March 22nd from 9:30am-12pm, Monday through Wednesday from 2:45pm-4pm, with Tuesday March 24th having late hours until 6pm. If you are planning to come for the family shopping time after school with your child, please send a note to your child’s teacher and they will wait for you in the cafeteria.

eWallet – no more worrying about forgetting cash or a check! You can set up an account online for your student(s). Set up can be done through this link, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/assumptionnj

There are several opportunities to preorder some new books! For The One and Only Ivan fans, there will be a new release, The One and Only Bob, available April 6th. For Wimpy Kid fans, Rowely Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure will be released April 7th. For Hunger Game fans, the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will be released May 19th. Look for flyers to preorder these titles. If you do not get a flier for a book you’d like, email Jennifer Thackery at jennifer.thackery@verizon.net

We need your help to run this fun event! Volunteers are needed, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aaca82fa31-assumption1

See the schedule for when your child is shopping and stay for some time before or after.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Jennifer Thackery (Jennifer.thackery@verizon.net), or Alison Uribe (uribecasa@gmail.com)


Registration For Baseball, Softball and Track and Field

Registration is open for Baseball (boys grades 7th and 8th), Softball (girls grades 6th, 7th and 8th) and Track and Field (boys and girls 3rd grade through 8th grade). Please register through our website: http://assumption-school.sportssignup.com/site/

The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab. Once you’ve completed the registration process and paid in full, a confirmation receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately.

Please contact Kevin Bopp at kevin_bopp@nylim.com if you are interested in coaching or with any questions


REGISTER NOW! Assumption School’s 3rd Annual Golf Open will be Monday, May 18, at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown and registration is open! Register as an individual golfer, twosome, or foursome and, if you can’t make it for golf, ALL ARE WELCOME to register for the cocktail reception and raffle. Whether you’re a first-year Assumption parent or a last-year one, the Golf Open is a very fun and special day that you don’t want to miss! Sponsorships are available and raffle donations are warmly accepted.

DON’T DELAY! Spots are limited and fill up quickly. REGISTER HERE: https://birdease.com/13018/register

Please contact Megan Reynolds (meganareynolds11@gmail.com) or 908-399-5777 for more information.


5 Mondays – 2:30-3:30
March 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6

Come spend Monday after-school at Assumption creating one-of-a-kind objects working in clay. Students will learn to use simple tools and traditional hand-building techniques as well as ways to impress texture into the clay. They will also strengthen their color and design skills as we glaze our pieces.

Please return the attached form along with your check for $65, for Peggy Davo, to the main office by Thursday, February 30th. All supplies are included and firing will be done in my studio. A portion of your check goes to the school. Thanks!

KID CHEF – A Fabulous Feast Fit for a King !!

In this class we will be making a complete meal from /Fabulous homemade Caesar Dressing (no eggs), to Fabulous Garlic Bread Pepperoni Pizza, to Fabulous Chicken Alfredo !!.
Here are the particulars:
Wednesday, March 18
Class will begin at 2:30 and end at 4:00 pm
We will meet in the Computer Room.
Dismissal will be via the doors near the Music Room (the teacher’s parking lot)
Your child might want to bring a water bottle.
The cost is $40.00 per class. Checks should be made out to S. Sopira or S. Guglielmo, or cash.(Checks are non-refundable)
Please see the attached form for further information.


The Annual Mother*/Son Shindig for Grades 1st-4th will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00PM. Invitations will be sent home in your son’s backpack in March. The cost will be $15 per person for a fun night of promenading and light refreshments!
*Grandmas, Aunts or significant Gals are Welcome!


Father John will be conducting two Altar Server training sessions for boys and girls in the fourth grade and up on Tuesday, March 10th or Wednesday, March 11th; from 4-5 p.m.

If you are in the fourth grade or older, and would like to become an Altar Server at Assumption, please sign up for one of the sessions by emailing Linda.macios@assumptionparish.org, or by calling the parish office at 973-539-2141. You only need to attend one session.


By now you should have received a Thirty-One Gift catalog via backpack. Each year, the 7th grade class raises money for their graduation expenses. Please consider supporting their efforts.

In addition to bags (perfect for the bag bans hitting locally), the catalog also features accessories, home storage and more. Think Spring, Easter and Mother’s Day. Orders direct ship to home within 5-10 business days (depending on personalization). Shipping is a flat fee ($8.00 for orders under $100, $5.00 for orders over $100). Ordering is available online through April 8th using the following Assumption devoted link.


The Hospitality Committee coordinates volunteers to provide treats for our teachers and staff members at Assumption School. At this time, we are requesting volunteers to sign up for a Monday in which to provide a treat.


Let your child’s imagination soar with exciting STEM activities that build confidence and creative-thinking skills at Camp Invention. Assumption will once again be hosting the program from Mon. June 22- Fri. June 26 (8:00am-2:30pm) for students entering 1st- 4th grade. Space is limited. Use promo code D25CAMP to save $25 at invent.org/camp or by calling 800-968-4332. Please contact Christine Schneider with any questions at cschneider@assumptionnj.org.


If you are looking for fun family activities and would like to support the local arts you should consider attending these fun shows:

Into the Woods at Morristown High School

Wizard of Oz at Villa Walsh Academy


Mrs. Galdieri is available for tutoring for Language Arts, especially grades 5-8, but is certified for English, K-12. She is also available to tutor for general homework help/study skills. If interested, please email Kathleen Galdieri at kgaldieri@assumptionnj.org.


Please direct any questions about your child’s lunch account to Gilda Gallo at ggallo@assumptionnj.org. Please do NOT contact the main office for this information. Thank you.